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The Problem with Mannequins Circa 2014: A Rare Note on Body Image and Weight in Middle Age (300th Victorian Chick Blog!)

Ed. Note: Yesterday I wrote the better part of a blog about Robin Williams, genius and mental illness, but because it’s a more academic (that is, allusive and exegetical) blog than usual and my printer is disconnected from my MacBook, … Continue reading

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Nora Ephron (1941-2012) Made The World (and Movie Theaters) A Funnier, Smarter, Better Place

How to pay tribute to a cinematic trailblazer, or as the Washington Post put it in their long and loving obituary, a rare female “tripartite”– writer, producer, director–responsible for some of the sharpest, funniest, most beloved films of my lifetime? … Continue reading

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Victorian Chick at the “Love Event” (Sheraton Gateway): Larry Loik, Life Coaches and Motivational Speaking

      “How many tapes, books, CDs, DVDs have you bought to change your life, only to find that nothing changed?” –Larry Loik, Biggest Tony Robbins franchisee, entrepreneur, motivational speaker “Uh, none.” –Victorian Chick (aka anti-woo woo therapy snob) … Continue reading

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Happy Saturday! Amy Chua (aka Tiger Mom) at 3PM at UCSB Arts and Lectures: Going with Open Mind

J and I are going to hear Yale Law professor Amy Chua discuss her bestseller, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. I have blogged about Tiger Mom before, once at some length from the perspective of  daughter … Continue reading

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